THE COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL REFORM ACT of 2012
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has developed a comprehensive bill to improve access to oral health services. New Access Points include: "Authorizes new funding for mobile and portable services and outreach in rural communities". For a brief summary of the bill, Click Here.
Letters of support for this bill are most welcome and can be sent to the address below (by mail or email). A full copy of the bill is available from the Senator’s office.
On June 7th, Senator Sanders and co-author Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) held a press conference in Washington, DC to introduce the bill. Representing MHCA at the meeting was Richard Gesker, DMD, (Chief Dental Officer, Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care, March of Dimes Mama & Baby Bus, Washington, DC). Richard is a Co-Chair of the MHCA 2012 Annual Forum (Sept 22-25 in Charlotte, NC).
| Anne Sclater
(National Committee to Preserve
Social Security & Medicare)
Office of Senator Bernie Sanders
Health and Aging Policy Fellow
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging
Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Phone: (202) 224-5141